James Brokenshire has welcomed news that Marlborough School and Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School have been successful in securing funding to build a new sixth form centre using key materials from the BMW Group Pavilion from the Olympic Park. The structure is currently in storage ready for use on the Chis & Sid School grounds. Two successful bids to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for funding will help pay to transform the building for its new use in Sidcup.
Marlborough School provides education for students aged from 11-19 with a wide range of learning disabilities. Currently they attend school at the Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School site in ageing facilities. The new building will be designed to allow the students from both schools to share learning and leisure space and enable the unique collaboration between the students from both schools to continue and flourish.
The new building will include a sixth form study base for both schools, new classrooms and an ICT suite, purpose built classrooms for students with additional needs, hygiene rooms and auxiliary space for staff
Commenting, James said:
“It’s great to hear that Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School and Marlborough School have been successful in their bids to recreate the iconic BMW Pavilion as their new sixth form centre and school building.
“The schools’ success in securing funding to rebuilt this piece of Olympic legacy in the local area will help to inspire future generations of young people in Bexley and echo the message of the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, which is education”.